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I like green but I do not like yellow
2008-06-04 03:19:00
When I was a little girl, my mother told me that I did not look pretty in the color yellow. I’m not sure why she said this, or if she realized the lasting effect it would have on me. I was “washed out” she said, as though a person could be flushed of ...
More About: Green , Yellow , Knitting
Long weekend with nothing on the needles
2008-05-24 01:32:00
The good news is that last night I cast off and delivered Adorable’s Nereid mitts (a fingerless glove adaptation of Cookie A.’s Pomatomus socks) and she seems to love them. The bad news, for me at least, is that I’m now facing the whole Memorial Day long weekend with no knitting project at all. Here ...
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Reading, past and future
2008-05-09 23:04:00
I always find it interesting to know what others are reading and I believe that finding a great book is one of the most authentic pleasures I’ve experienced in life. So I was thrilled this morning to see that Mick posted the following list of “unread” books, and I’m going to treat it like ...
More About: Reading , Future , Past , Knitting
Project Phoenix: Part one - Destruction
2008-05-02 22:28:00
When I was in high school I fell in love with the idea of the chunky wool sweater. I loved the weight of a wool sweater, the slightly scratchy, slightly soft feel of the fabric, the sweet but acrid smell of a wool sweater on a damp morning. I loved wool sweaters so ...
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If only I could find . . .
2008-05-02 03:29:00
. . . my camera’s battery charger (or for that matter, the spare battery for my camera!) I would post the photos of my finished Tangled Yoke Cardigan.  Although I didn’t end up sewing any ribbon into the ball-band, I’m still pretty happy with how it turned out. Even though I’ve already done several lace pieces, ...
More About: Find , Knitting
2008-04-17 19:12:00
It’s been a rough week so far. I arrived at work on Monday to a frantic e-mail from my friend Miss R. She’s a writer and new knitter and I got her started on her very first project . . . no, not a garter-stitch scarf, but the short-row intensive Ruffles Scarf from Scarf Style ...
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Wow . . . just . . . wow
2008-04-16 19:39:00
In case anyone is looking for a new project, check out these body-technology interfaces, pointed out to me by our office’s IT guy. Clearly I am known the world over as an insane knitter.
More About: Knitting
Summer reading
2008-04-15 03:55:00
I always loved reading as a kid, but I dreaded the summer reading assignments. Somehow it always made reading feel like homework instead of fun. It wasn’t until the year that a teacher introduced “free reading” time into the classroom that reading started to be fun all the time. As I’ve gotten ...
More About: Reading , Summer , Knitting
Lots of knitting . . . not so much blogging . . .
2008-04-08 03:50:00
Married life so far is wonderful — lots of cozy evenings cuddled up watching Mary Tyler Moore on netflix means lots of knitting time. So while I’ve been a bad blogger (no cookie!) I have been a good knitter. The Tangled Yoke Cardigan for my stepmom is almost done. I just have ...
More About: Blogging , Knitting
Little things you can do . . .
2008-03-21 19:10:00
Today’s topic: Ways to save the world My dad is some kind of secret shopper for the post office.  I’ve never really understood it, but he gets postcards from the usps and makes some kind of telephone report on the day they arrive.  It’s all very mysterious, but to me it’s clear that he’s just trying ...
More About: Things , Knitting
Our wedding
2008-03-19 23:02:00
No, I don’t plan to start referring to myself in the third person as The Baroness. We ran off to the Huntington Garden, where we got engaged, with just a friend to marry us and our amazing photographer, Jennifer Rau. That night we mini-mooned at a fancy hotel with our little friend the ...
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I *heart* Knitty
2008-03-12 02:15:00
There’s a special magic that happens a few times a year, when I stumble across (or, duh, get an e-mail telling me) that the new Knitty is up. I’m nervous, excited, hopeful . . . and I navigate over to to spend the next hour (ok, thirty minutes) devouring the new patterns. ...
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Butter swan
2008-03-06 02:21:00
Yes, this is a little swan made out of butter, and next to it is half a lemon, included for scale. I don’t know why, perhaps it was the champagne, but I became obsessed with this little guy and took about 20 photos that came out all bleached before I finally walked ...
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Peacock Feathers Shawl Round-up
2008-02-28 02:56:00
VITAL STATISTICS: Pattern: Peacock Feathers shawl by Dorothy Siemens from Fiddlesticks Made for: My Godmom Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk Yarn, 2/18 Lace Weight (50% Chinese Tussah silk, 50% fine grade Merino wool), Violet Colorway Yardage: I estimate I used about 1220 yards of Zephyr. My ?one-pound? cone originally weighed 17.3 oz and now weighs 13.4 oz — I ...
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F@#%ing Sleeves!
2008-02-21 20:50:00
I wish this was an angry rant about the sleeves for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan.  (There’s another photo here for those not on Ravelry.  If you knit and you’re not on the list, go join up.  I’m serious.  Stop reading and go get on the waitlist!)  I wish there was something really wrong with the ...
More About: Knitting
A newt on the loose
2008-02-15 01:13:00
Last weekend (yes, I know, I’m behind) I had two knitting buddies over for Sunday afternoon knitting and pizza.  The Baron was quite excited that I was having people over and made quite a fuss about getting us food and making sure the fish tanks were in tip-top show-off shape.  He even offered to go ...
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Me: 1, Lace: 0
2008-01-30 21:35:00
There comes a time (and hopefully not more than one time!) in every lace project when you just have to throw up your hands and curse your luck and rip back to your lifeline. It happened to me last week. I am getting painfully close to the end of the Peacock Feathers shawl and perhaps ...
More About: Knitting , Lace
The end of the curse
2008-01-30 02:34:00
In a gesture of love and gratitude for the gift of my engagement ring, I finally felt the curse lift and started work on a stocking cap for The Baron. I gave it to him for Christmas in the midst of a mini-hiatus from blogging, but since it’s my first knitted gift to ...
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It could be colder . . .
2008-01-28 21:23:00
though probably not in my office where the heat is off in spite of the rainy weather and where I’ve been instructed not to wear my fleece jacket because it looks unprofessional.  So here I sit, shivering, in the warmest work-wear I could come up with.  Oh, yes, I could get a mini-heater, but that ...
More About: Knitting
Knit through it
2008-01-23 20:29:00
In life, crappy things happen and people let you down. At times like these I have a recourse: just knit through it. The wedding knitting is on the back burner — only happy thoughts should be knit into something like that — and so I’m cranking away on Peacock Feathers which I’m going to give ...
More About: Knitting , Knit
That sound you hear is squealing tires . . .
2008-01-17 03:14:00
. . . as I slam on the breaks for the Forest Path Stole. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Last night my two knitting protégés, Miss V and my friend R, joined me at a local cafe for some knitting. They’d never met each other but they’re both awesome and I had a fantastic time. ...
More About: Sound , Hear , Knitting , Tires , Knit
Down the Path
2008-01-15 00:54:00
Not much knitting happened this weekend, but lots of business and preparation helped get me exited for my next project.  Since the guest room, home to all of my knitting supplies, was taken over by holiday present-wrapping, there was a significant cleanup and organization task to be undertaken.  Once I got everything put away/recycled/tidied up, ...
More About: Knitting , Path
New York, New Yarn
2008-01-11 23:09:00
One of the things that I love most about The Baron is that when he’s in the right mood he can make fun out of anything. Most especially this is true of birthdays, holidays and other gift-giving occasions, because he insists that giving yourself presents is a critical component of holiday happiness. In ...
More About: New York , York , Yarn , Knitting , New-York
RIP, Little Miss Law
2008-01-10 23:36:00
I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but in that time lots has been happening out in the bloggity-bloggity world . . . it’s like going away to school and coming home to find that your kid-sister is a teenager and your cat got run over . . . a very mixed bag. Congrats ...
More About: Blogging , Miss
Some pattern possibilities
2008-01-10 04:02:00
I’m nervous about the yarn but after living with it for a month now I’m just itching to pick a pattern and cast on for my wedding shawl. After what seems like endless Raveling, I’m down to a few choices: Design something myself. If I had a year, this is the way I would go. ...
More About: Pattern , Knitting
In search of the perfect pattern
2007-11-30 22:52:00
Over the doubt and protests of Glamorous, Adorable and Little Miss Law, I’m going to try and knit myself a shawl to wear at my wedding.  Yes, it will be happening in the hot LA summer, but evenings do sometimes get chilly and we plan to be outside having fun for most of the evening. Here ...
More About: Search , Pattern , Perfect , Knitting
Blast from the past
2007-11-30 01:01:00
While The Baronand I spent Thanksgiving happily ensconced at home, eating mashed potatoes and green bean casserole in our jammies, Glamorous headed north to spend the holiday with our Mom. While there, they played around with Mom’s new digital camera and, at my request, sent me some photos of my early knitting endeavors . . . Not ...
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2007-11-15 00:20:00
I have to admit, I am pretty proud of the little sweater I cranked out. It flew from my fingers, even with a false start, and the directions were easy and straightforward. VITAL STATISTICS: Pattern: February Baby Sweater from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac  Made for: Baby Ella Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Superwash Merino DK Yardage: About 1 1/2 hanks, or ...
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And now back to your regularly scheduled programming . . .
2007-11-08 02:07:00
Welcome back, knitting-related blogs!  There’s been big knitting news around here in the past few days . . . For example, may I present, for the very first time, in their brand-new Needlemaster case, my Knitpicks Harmony Needles! And because it’s their special day, here’s a glamour shot: I was concerned that the needles would be backordered, as the ...
More About: Programming , Back , Knitting
Tough act to follow
2007-11-03 01:11:00
Whew. That last post took forever to write and even longer to post. Right after we got engaged (like five minutes afterward) The Baron asked if I wanted to call my parents and I thought, no, not quite yet. Blogging was the same . . . I didn’t want to be “out” ...
More About: Knitting , Tough
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